Patriots QB Tom Brady Expected To Play Through Shoulder Injury


Quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice today after missing his first workout of the season.

Brady dealt with a similar injury last season, but that didn't stop the Patriots from winning the Super Bowl. Brady injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder Thursday in a win over the Buccaneers. The quarterback hit total is the most he'd ever been hit in his first five games of a season.

According to Rapoport, Brady will not miss Sunday's game against the New York Jets (3-2).

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The Patriots travel to NY to face the Jets in Week 6 and will look to keep Gang Green's pass rushers at bay, as they look to avoid hits on their 40-year-old quarterback.

According to National Football League stats, Brady has been sacked 16 times so far this season and hit 33 times. Against the Panthers, he was sacked three times and hit seven times. During a time when nearly all quarterback's bodies break down (late 30s, early 40s), Brady has not missed a game he has been eligible to play in since that 2008 season.

Aside from when Brady missed almost the entire 2008 season due to an ACL and MCL tear in Week 1 against the Chiefs, he has been remarkably durable.